Thursday, May 2, 2013

Friday, May 3. 2013

Today's schedule is D-AG-C-B-A

D Block Criminology 12 - Today I'll start the class by giving you time to work on yesterday's work:

1. Explain the impacts of crime on victims (both short and long term)
2. Explain and compare the three theories of crime victimization (in a chart format)

3. Do you agree with the assessment that for young people, a school is one of the most dangerous locations in the community? Did you find G.P. Vanier to be a dangerous environment? Why/Why not?
4. Do people bear some of the responsibility for their victimization if they maintain a lifestyle that contributes to the chances of becoming a crime victim? That is, should we “blame the victim”?

After, we'll watch the Law & Order: Special Victim's Unit episode "Closure" This episode deals with the short and long-term effects of a sexual assault on a victim.

From "Benson does her best to help a rape victim who is able to describe her attack in perfect detail, yet unable to properly identify her attacker when push comes to shove. When the detectives revisit the case a few months later, they find the woman even less willing to talk about what happened, as she claims she has moved on."

I want you to think hard during this episode and pay careful attention to what happens with Harper's character. What are the short and long term impacts on victims of Crime? Use Harper in the Law & Order episode you watched today and this will form the basis of your blog entry on Monday.

C Block Social Studies 10 - Today we'll start our 'Ole Bill Coot comic strip assignment on the Cariboo Gold Rush...

Nitro Comics Inc. has approached you because they heard about what an amazing talent you have at telling stories and graphically designing them. They want to start a weekly comic strip about the wild and wacky adventures of an old timey prospector in the Cariboo Gold Rush named ‘Ole Bill Coot. Their comic strip will be syndicated throughout the historical magazine community and will be focused in the BC Historical Society’s magazine The Begbie Report. Nitro Comics has given you free reign to create whatever stories you want but before you do they want a story board sample from you.

What is a story board? Basically a storyboard is a graphic organizer that shows a story idea. A storyboard is an outline, generally illustrated, that is used in the planning of a television show, movie, commercial, or play. You could think of a storyboard as an illustrated flow chart. The illustrations are somewhat similar to the art in comic books. A storyboard consists of many "frames," with each frame representing a particular scene in the production.

Nitro Comics wants you to tell the story of ‘Ole Bill Coot arriving in BC to make his golden fortune in Barkerville during the 1860’s. Your story must have 14 panels and needs to include the following events:

1. Bill arriving in Fort Victoria on Vancouver Island from San Francisco
2. Bill arriving in Fort Langley on the Fraser River
3. Bill traveling up the Cariboo Wagon Road past Yale on the Fraser River
4. Bill arriving in Barkerville
5. Bill staking a claim on Williams Creek
6. Bill panning for gold
7. Bill striking it rich in the gold fields
8. Bill losing his riches in Barkerville
9. Bill getting help from Judge Begbie to win back his riches

There needs to be swashbucklin', claim jumpin', horse wrastlin', saloon drinkin', bar fightin', gun slingin', ladies dancin', and rootin tootin old timey western action in your cartoon. You also need to show how Judge Matthew Baillie Begbie regained control over law & order in the goldfields. You’ll need to have a consistent image for Bill, thought bubbles, language, and a description of the action beneath each panel.

Check out yesterday's blog entry for links to webpages that can provide help with research for this assignment.

B Block Social Studies 11 - Today we will continue our work on the Dictatorship for Dummies project that we started in the library yesterday. This is your first major project for term four and can be a very effective way of starting off the term well! You will have today and Monday to work on this assignment and please ask as many questions as you need to do well. Good luck!

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